Another day in free agency is in the books and a week has gone by since the process began. At this point, we know where all the power players are — the big trades and acquisitions all appear to be complete for now.
There were no huge names moving on Thursday, but a lot happened. We saw a lot of patience early on from teams, but Thursday night was a spending frenzy.
At some point, all of the big fish are going to go away. The talent well always dries up. But teams still have tons of money to spend and lots of cap space to fill. On Thursday, they did. Here are the winners and losers.
Minnesota signed Taj Gibson on Sunday on a two year, $28 million deal. It’s the second player that Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau has brought in that he coached just a few years ago in Chicago, the first of course being Jimmy Butler.
I don’t necessarily love Gibson’s fit — last season was his worst in several years, and he can’t space the floor when Karl-Anthony Towns is in the post, a place where he dominates — but boy, the Timberwolves won’t be fun to play against next year. They still definitely need a shooting wing, and those have mostly flown off the market at this point. Still, at least Thibodeau knows what to expect from his new roster.
Who’s next from the 2014 Bulls? Can we get Carlos Boozer to Minnesota? Mike James? KIRK HINRICH REUNION, LET’S GO. (On a serious note, someone tell the Plain Cheap Jerseys Timberwolves Real Madrid Cheap Jerseys that they shouldn’t sign Derrick Rose. Don’t do it.)